MWC 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

The Nokia 8 Sirocco isn't coming to the United States, but you may well wish it was. This device has an uncommon collection of specifications to it - one we're not used to rolling with here in the United States. It begins with a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge curved pOLED 2K resolution display "in a compact form that nestles perfectly in any hand."

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Nokia 7 Plus release info and specs revealed

Nokia 7 Plus release info and specs revealed

This week the folks at Nokia revealed the Nokia 7 Plus, a "flagship hero for everyone." This device has Android One, basically closest thing you're going to get to a Nexus smartphone that exists in this crazy messed up world here in 2018. This device has a 6-inch IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. This display is covered with a pane of "sculpted" Corning Gorilla Glass that's both laminated and polarized.

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Nokia 1 detailed for super cute Android GO release

Nokia 1 detailed for super cute Android GO release

With Nokia 1, the company's brought back some features that worked well with Windows Phone devices of yore. Here, though, they're rolling with Android. The Nokia 1 brings a "familiar design" to the present in what Nokia describes as "our most affordable package yet." This is an Android GO device, which means it's a low-end device, but its still slick.

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New Nokia 6 release details and specs

New Nokia 6 release details and specs

In the Nokia 6 is a new smartphone with a design that's already on the books. "Built on the well loved design of its predecessor," is what Nokia says about the "New Nokia 6." This smartphone has a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 inside. This device also rolls with a 16MP rear camera with ZEISS optics and a dual-tone flash.

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Nokia 8110 4G brings back the classic banana phone

Nokia 8110 4G brings back the classic banana phone

The Nokia 8110 4G is something like the Nokia 3310 - in part because it's retro. It's also part of the Nokia Originals collection of phones for international markets. This is the 1990's banana phone for the next generation. You might remember the original from The Matrix - or in its most awesome Chiquita Banana limited edition. This new version harvests all that sweet, sweet retro gold. They're bringing the Nokia 8110 4G to the market in two editions - one black, one "Banana Yellow."

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Huawei MediaPad M5 gives iPad Pro some competition

Huawei MediaPad M5 gives iPad Pro some competition

Huawei has brought a pair of Android tablets to Mobile World Congress, the new MediaPad M5 in 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch sizes, as it pushes back against the iPad Pro. While tablet sales in general may be struggling, Huawei insists that they're still a big growth area: indeed, it claims to have seen double-digit growth in the category over the last three years.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

If the sign of memorable design is, like the iPhone X's notch, one aspect everybody recognizes, then the new Huawei MateBook X Pro's is certain to be its hidden webcam. The new notebook, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, is the latest in the Chinese company's MateBook range of svelte ultraportables. However, while there are plenty of changes worth noting, it's where Huawei has stashed the camera that's likely to be remembered.

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LG V30S ThinQ goes all-in on Android AI in V30 refresh

LG V30S ThinQ goes all-in on Android AI in V30 refresh

LG dropped some heavy hints that MWC 2018 wouldn't be a hardware-fest, and the LG V30S ThinQ is the proof of that. Building on, rather than replacing, the LG V30 the company announced last year, the new smartphone puts artificial intelligence (AI) to the fore, particularly when it comes to photography and voice control.

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Alcatel brings 5 cheap Android phones and 2 tablets to MWC

Alcatel brings 5 cheap Android phones and 2 tablets to MWC

Alcatel has revealed five new Android smartphones and a pair of new tablets at MWC 2018 today, including the first to run Android Oreo Go Edition. The line-up - all of which focuses on the budget end of the market - plays mix and match with cameras and fingerprint sensors, with select models having twin cameras either on the front or the back. As for the tablets, they're some of the cheapest ways to get Android 8.1 Oreo on a big screen that we've seen so far.

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Latest Moto G6 leak reveals new color options

Latest Moto G6 leak reveals new color options

We've known for a while now that an update to Moto G line is on its way, and with this year's Mobile World Congress about to begin it seems Motorola is about to debut its latest. An alleged product image has been leaked, showing the finalized design of the new Moto G6 Plus and highlighting its five different color options. Like most smartphone releases these days, the mid-range Android flagship will come in an assortment of colors from silver to green.

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MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

Mobile World Congress 2018 should reveal new hardware products from a variety of big names in mobile smart devices. This event is a trade show fun by GSMA, and it's the place where some of the most important smart devices of the year are launched. Did I mention devices? Today I'm going to run down the basics in what we expect from MWC at the tail end of this month.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 leak previews full-screen push at MWC 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 leak previews full-screen push at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, and though the Galaxy S9 will probably be the star of the show, other manufacturers are going to have their heavy hitters on hand as well. Sony may be one of the companies making big announcements next week, as we hear today that it has not one, but two Xperia reveals lined up for the show. These new Xperia devices could represent a big first for the line, as Sony is said to be outfitting them with full-screen displays.

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